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A glittering magical adventure about a girl, a bear and some very special shoes from the bestselling creators of What the Ladybird Heard and Sugarlump and the Unicorn.
When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound – Click-click! Click-click! A bear with a backpack is following her! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary – these are magic shoes. But can they help her escape the bear when there's a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way?
The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes is an exciting adventure from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. Full of action and imagination, and with a delightfully unexpected ending, this gorgeously glittery book is one to enjoy over and over again.
Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding? One thing's certain: they all love a good bedtime story! The perfect picture book for little ones who are just beginning to make sense of their place in the world.
On his way home one moonlit night, a strange thing happens to Oliver James: he unexpectedly turns into a werewolf! Suddenly, he can run faster than an express train! He can leap higher than tall buildings! He's stronger than a lion! There's only one problem: what on earth will his parents say, when he gets home? Nicholas John Frith's third picture book is a rich, dramatic visual feast - and a wickedly funny romp featuring the most endearing little werewolf imaginable.
This is the unathorised biography of you. Charting your incredible journey from Big Bang to birth (in about the time it takes to eat your breakfast), Philip Bunting's hilarious and one of a kind history of evolution was created to raise more questions than it answers. Perfect for fans of Jon Klassen and Chris Haughton.
It began with a girl named Mary. She liked to daydream and imagine. And she grew up to write Frankenstein. The inspirational true story of the great writer Mary Shelley, brought to life for children in this stunning picture book by multi-award winning author Linda Bailey and with beautiful illustrations from Julia Sarda. Mary loves stories, but the stories in her daydreams are far more thrilling than those in any book. After a troubled childhood, Mary runs away to Switzerland with the famous poet Percy Bysse Shelley, her step-sister in tow. One dark and stormy night at his house by the lake, they huddle around the fire, telling ghost stories. But Mary can imagine better than those! After learning about electricity that can make dead frogs twitch, she has a nightmare that triggers the birth of one of the greatest scary stories of all time: Frankenstein... A perfect read for the very youngest aspiring writers, and for fans of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell's The Sleeper and the Spindle. Praise for the illustrator: "Julia Sarda's illustrations are dark, dream-like, detailed" THE TIMES
In this year's annual, Rupert has many more adventures with a Skylark, a runaway kite and a windmill! Enjoy a brand-new story `Rupert and the Bearcycle' originated and illustrated by Stuart Trotter plus much-loved favourite tales illustrated by John Harrold and Alfred Bestall.
Bean is a little rabbit. She's getting bigger every day but she thinks she'll never be too big for her blankie. In this gentle story, find out how Mummy and Daddy help to feel grown up enough to let go! This satisfying and engaging story is part of our 'My First Milestones' series where animal families are ready to help toddlers on their growing-up path, step by step, and celebrate the milestones along the way! The books cover the important toddler milestones of fussy eating, bedtime anxieties, learning a new skill, , going to pre-school, celebrating a birthday, and letting go of a comfort blanket. Each story focuses on a different animal family and is perfect for parents and toddlers to share. The stories are supplemented with practical parental hints and tips.
The hilarious follow-up to the award-winning Aliens Love Underpants! The mystery of dinosaur extinction is solved! Scientists have plenty of theories about why dinosaurs are extinct, but the UK's bestselling author/illustrator team of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort knows the real answer: The dinos were wiped out in an Underpants War! This wacky celebration of underpants is perfect for reading aloud, and the hilarious antics of T. rex and the gang are endlessly entertaining. Featuring fun, vibrant art and short, rhyming text, Dinosaurs Love Underpants is a prehistoric pleasure parents and kids will want to read again and again.Praise for Dinosaurs Love Underpants: 'Fans of Aliens Wear Underpants will revel in this companion volume's dotty humor and pell-mell action' Publisher's Weekly 'A wild and wonderful rhyme by one of the funniest authors on the planet.' Scholastic Kids Book Club
The animals of Pear Tree Farm love a vote - they'll vote for almost anything - but when it comes to Christmas the turkeys always vote 'No!' Only Timmy Turkey is different. He really wants to bring festive cheer to the farm. And how's he going to do it? Through a free and fair democratic electoral process, of course! An appealing, timely, and funny seasonal story, perfect for families preparing for Christmas.
Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs, and in the daytime he rowed out to his lighthouse to clean and polish the light. Every day Mr Grinling tucks into delicious lunch, prepared by his wife, Mrs Grinling. But Mr Grinling isn't the only one who enjoys the tasty food, so Mrs Grinling has to think of a way to stop the greedy seagulls from stealing the lighthouse keeper's lunch. First published forty years ago, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S LUNCH has become a modern picture book classic and is loved by children everywhere.
En wat gebeur as grootmuise verlief is? Wel. Hulle trou en kry muisies! Philip de Vos se immergroen rympies laat jonk en oud skater terwyl hulle die mooi prentjies aanskou.
Amy is starting a unicorn fan club - with cupcakes and painting and prizes to win. But... is that a UNICORN up in the treehouse? It's time for some magic, so come and join in! This galloping, giggling story is perfect for young unicorn fans! Little readers will love the idea of a treehouse club with a magical twist, whilst enjoying dazzling illustrations and a heartwarming tale about the joy of new adventures.
Imagine a world where everyone is kind - how can we make that come true? With gorgeous pictures by a host of top illustrators, KIND is a timely, inspiring picture book about the many ways children can be kind, from sharing their toys andgames to helping those from other countries feel welcome. The book is endorsed by GRUFFALO illustrator Axel Scheffler, and one pound from the sale of each printed copy will go to the Three Peas charity, which gives vital help to refugees from war-torn countries.
Button is a little bear. When it comes to bedtime, sometimes he worries about having bad dreams. In this heart-warming story, Daddy knows just what to do to soothe Button's fears and help him get to sleep. This satisfying and engaging story is part of our 'My First Milestones' series where animal families are ready to help toddlers on their growing-up path, step by step, and celebrate the milestones along the way! The books cover the important toddler milestones of fussy eating, bedtime anxieties, learning a new skill, , going to pre-school, celebrating a birthday, and letting go of a comfort blanket. Each story focuses on a different animal family and is perfect for parents and toddlers to share. The stories are supplemented with practical parental hints and tips.
In this story with a moral, God tells Noah to build a boat big enough to fit his family - plus two of every kind of animal! Then God floods the Earth.
Find out what happens to Noah and the animals on the ark. Noah's adventures are beautifully illustrated, and told in a simple but exciting style. This extra-large format story book is a perfect size for sharing with young children as they sit on your lap, or reading aloud to a classroom.
Featuring bright, colourful pictures for children to pore over, this delightful book is an ideal introduction to one of the best-loved Bible stories for children aged 3 to 5.
A hilarious picture book about messy mishaps and muddy mayhem by a hugely exciting new talent. Messy Molly is on a mission to stay tip-top tidy... But slurpy spaghetti gets everywhere. Rainwater wiggles its way into her wellies. Mud seems to find her, always. Will Molly manage to stay spick and span for her singing show? Reviews on HOW TO BE A DOG: "Amusing and understated" Kirkus Reviews "Utterly charming" The Bookseller
Join in with the Highway Rat's fun in this fabulous sticker activity book based on the bestselling book THE HIGHWAY RAT, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Jam-packed with sticker activities themed around the book, this is the perfect activity book for fans of THE HIGHWAY RAT. Included in the book: over 400 stickers, colouring-in, dot-to-dots, spot the difference, mazes, simple word searches and more!
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